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March 10, 2015 5:30 pm

LOCATION: Cefalos Restaurant, Carnegie, PA

President Vernon called the meeting to order with the following in attendance:  Strayer, Telenko, McNamee, Bosco, Dorenkott, Schuster, Moyta, Prindible, Miller, Geist, Zell.


SECRETARY: MOTION: To approve minutes of February board meeting as submitted; proposed by Vernon, seconded by Dorenkott; motion unanimously approved.

TREASURER: Nagie could not make the meeting but sent the treasurer’s report.

MOTION: To approve monthly treasurer’s report as submitted; proposed by Miller, seconded by Strayer; motion unanimously approved.

HOSPITALITY: Deposit given to The Chadwick for Holiday Party, ASID interested in partnering for the party; Considering advertising Holiday Party earlier so AIA, IIDA, YIF, etc. are aware of the date.

PROGRAMS: April - Are you Smarter than a Spec Writer, Moyta shared that nine (9) Chatham U. students will participate.

WEBSITE: Institute website is not providing reports correctly. 

TECHNICAL/EDUCATION: Telenko is working with Dorenkott to finalize a May date for estimating presentation at MBA offices, will shoot for AIA credits to attract young architects.

CERTIFICATION: Bosco: Registration deadline for spring exams is March 13, exam dates are March 30 to May 9, 2015.

AWARDS/SPEC COMPETITION:  Chapter received several Region awards, will not know what they are until after the Region Conference in April; Outstanding Chapter credentials are due by July 15.

STUDENT OUTREACH:  See Program comments.

LONG RANGE PLANNING: Vernon to reach out to Arwen Davis via email to move forward.
GOLF OUTING:  Golf outing will be May 14, 2015.

MEMBER PROFILES/MARC 17/OTHER: Prindible, Nagie, Vargo and Strayer will be attending Region Conference; Pittsburgh hosts Region Conference in 2017.

OLD BUSINESS:   Leadership Orientation Seminar (LOS) in York, PA on August 15, 2015.

NEW BUSINESS: SketchSpec competition is now open; Marvin Kemp is new incoming Institute Director from Middle Atlantic Region; Gail Nagie is new Region President.

MOTION: For adjournment at   5:57 PM, since there was no additional business before the board; proposed by Miller, seconded by Schuster; motion unanimously approved.

Minutes respectfully submitted by Josh Telenko.